Photos of kicker Shayne Graham's visit to Isidore Newman School for Whitney Bank's Junior Training Camp on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2013. Photos by Samantha McLain. New Orleans Saints photos.
The New Orleans Saints announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with kicker Shayne Graham and outside linebacker Parys Haralson on one-year contracts. The announcement was made by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
Graham, 6-0, 210, is a 15-year NFL veteran who was originally signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2000 out of Virginia Tech and has played for nine clubs. The 37-year old kicker ranks seventh in NFL record books in field goal accuracy (85.5%), booting 266-of-311 career attempts. Overall, in 173 games, he has scored 1,219 points, tied for 35th in NFL history.
In his first full season with the Saints, Graham drilled 19-of-22 field goal attempts (86.4%) and finished as the club's leading scorer with 103 points. He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October based on his first three games in the month when he converted all nine of his field goal attempts and led conference kickers with 36 points.
Haralson, 6-0, 255, returns to New Orleans for his third season after being acquired by the club in the 2013 preseason from the San Francisco 49ers. Originally a fifth round draft pick by San Francisco from the University of Tennessee in 2006, the nine-year NFL veteran has appeared in 118 career games with 88 starts and has posted career totals of 380 tackles (209 solo), 28 sacks, five passes defensed, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
The Flora, Miss. native who prepped at Madison Central (Miss.) High School appeared in all 16 games with 12 starts for the Saints in 2014 and finished with 50 tackles (23 solo), three sacks and one fumble recovery.